Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

November 12, 2018

A Message from Our Principal

Let us pray for those who are in harm’s way due to the wildfires in California.


Mark’s Gospel (MK 12:41-44) tells us that Jesus had a deep empathy or compassion for the poor. He understood that people who have less are often more generous with what they have than people who have a lot. We ask our God in Heaven to help us be more generous and to think more about giving than receiving. Open our hearts and our eyes so that we may see and respond to the needs of others.

Thanksgiving Holiday– November 19-23 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Open House – Sunday, December 2, 10am to 1pm Tell your friends, family, neighbors to “Come and See” what Holy Family is all about. We have changed our open house to coincide with the beginning of Advent (December 2). School will be decorated for the Advent season and singers and band members will perform. Students are encouraged to wear their HFCS formal uniforms to Mass the weekends of November 24 / 25, and December 1 / 2. We can help with greeting before and after Mass.

If your child / children attend, they may have a HFCS Spirit Day the Monday after these weekends. Let’s be a presence in our Parish.


Peace in Christ,

Dr. John Shreve

Upcoming Events

Due to a constantly changing calendar, we will not be printing a full calendar this year. Please refer to the Holy Family Catholic School website calendar for all important dates. There is a printable version at that link, for your convenience. Thank you!


This Week

November 15 - Group Pictures and Retakes

November 15 - All School Mass; Hosted by 3rd Grade; 8:15


Next Week

November 19 - 23 - Thanksgiving Break


Upcoming Events

December 2 - Open House for prospective families; 10 am -1 pm

December 12 - HSA Meeting; 6:30

December 13 - Christmas Concert; 6:30

December 21 - Noon Dismissal; PK - 8 End of 2nd Quarter

December 24 thru January 6 - Christmas Break

January 21 - Martin Luther King Holiday; No School

February 15 - Noon Dismissal

February 23 - Pot 'O Gold Dinner and Auction; 6:30

Spread the Word!

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Open House – Sunday, December 2, 10am to 1pm

Tell your friends, family, neighbors to “Come and See” what Holy Family is all about. We have changed our open house to coincide with the beginning of Advent (December 2). School will be decorated for the Advent season and singers and band members will perform. Students are encouraged to wear their HFCS formal uniforms to Mass the weekends of November 24 / 25, and December 1 / 2. We can help with greeting before and after Mass.

If your child / children attend, they may have a HFCS Spirit Day the Monday after these weekends. Let’s be a presence in our Parish.

Classroom Group Picture Day and Retakes is on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Flyers and forms will be sent home this week. Please return order forms to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, November 13. Students grade K – 8 must wear formal uniform, PreK- 3 & 4 must wear HFCS red polo shirt.


Individual Picture Retake information: Any student who was absent on the original date will have his/her photo taken after the classroom group picture session.

Students not satisfied with their order must return the original package to the photographer and will receive a replacement.

Home and School Association Meeting

There will not be a HSA meeting this week. We will met at 6:30 on December 15 in the library.

Catholic Daughters of America

Catholic Daughters of America, Court Louise, #209, based here at Holy Family is launching their new cookbook, Recipes on Parade. There is a Tasting party at St. Patrick’s, November 18thfrom 1-4 and sale of the cookbook. Price that day will $12. Afterwards it will be available on Amazon or contact: Marymuller010@gmail.comfor copies of the cookbook for $15. It is a wonderful gift and will support the CDA in their many charities.